Author: Lisa McMann
Genres: paranormal visions/mystery
Rating: 5 stars!
Release Date: January 8th 2013
Source: ARC from publisher in exchange for an honest review
Summary: Jules lives with her family above their restaurant, which means she smells like pizza most of the time and drives their double-meatball-shaped food truck to school. It’s not a recipe for popularity, but she can handle that.
What she can’t handle is the recurring vision that haunts her. Over and over, Jules sees a careening truck hit a building and explode...and nine body bags in the snow.
The vision is everywhere—on billboards, television screens, windows—and she’s the only one who sees it. And the more she sees it, the more shesees. The vision is giving her clues, and soon Jules knows what she has to do. Because now she can see the face in one of the body bags, and it’s someone she knows. Someone she has been in love with for as long as she can remember.
In this riveting start to a gripping series from New York Times bestselling author Lisa McMann, Jules has to act—and act fast—to keep her vision from becoming reality.
To keep the two "star-crossed lovers" apart, Jules and Sawyer, there's an old family rivalry. Now that may seem old fashioned, but I think its supercoolbeans and totally love it. For the family set up, it completely makes sense.
Jules' family is a big part of the story. Her dad is a hoarder, her brother and sister act like real siblings, and her mom has the ever-present smile for when things get tough. Together they run their family pizza business, and it's evident they're all really close to one another.
Like I mentioned before, Jules is a bit of a loner. She doesn't really have any friends besides her siblings (which is okay by the way,) and keeps to herself. But when she starts to get these crazy visions of the crash, Jules soon becomes determined in her mission to find out more about them. Also, she is the kind of person who's not afraid to say it like it is! I found this quite funny at times.
If you like McMann's Wake trilogy, then you will for sure love Crash. It has the same feel to it. Ordinary setting with extraordinary powers thrown upon some poor girl (for our entertainment.) Hot mysterious guy who becomes her confidante. Oh and who may or may not die in the process. There's lots of suspense and of surprises through the very last page.
Crash is my favorite book of her's yet and had me on the edge of my seat the whole way through. There are going to be three more in the series, thank the dogs!!
You must read this.
(Oh and thanks again, Simon & Schuster!!!)